Sunday, 17 August 2014

Oil sketch of Darmouth avenue in Bath

Here is a quick study done from a photograph of a street close to where I live in Bath. I walk there almost everyday and the composition of the scene really caught my eyes. I do most of my paintings in plein air but I still take pictures when I come across something I like because it keeps me busy in my studio in the loft at evenings when my baby daughter is asleep.

Bridge, Darmouth avenue, Bath   12"x10"  oil on board


As you will notice below, I played with the photograph in photoshop with various filters, to help me simplify the scene like I would naturally do if I was painting in plein air.

original photograph

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